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RecipeSavants.com This spice-forward raisin & rice recipe has a distinctive Indian flavor, thanks to the addition of cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf and onion. It is an ideal pairing for tandoori chicken or grilled meats. You could also enjoy it as a comforting snack. Smart Recipes, Indian Recipes, Grains Recipes, Recipes Grains Indian Cinnamon Basmati Rice With Golden Raisins PT35M Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter 1 Medium Yellow Onion 0.25 Teaspoon Ground Cloves 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon 1 Cup Basmati Rice 1 Bay Leaf 1 Cinnamon Stick 0.66 Cup Golden Raisins 0.25 Cup Toasted Cashews 1 Teaspoon Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper Soak the rice in at least 2 cups of cold water, for 30 minutes to 1 hour, and with a fine-mesh sieve, throughly rinse rice and set aside. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter and sauté onion, cinnamon and cloves until onion becomes transparent, about 3 minutes. Add rice and stir to combine. Add raisins, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, salt & pepper and mix well. Increase heat to high and stir in 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until water is evaporated and rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cover for about 5 minutes. With a fork, fluff rice and garnish with toasted cashews.
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